Bon Jovi tour showcases Barco LED strip

Barco has a launched an LED strip product, and a total length of 2.2 km is being used in a giant 3D screen on the current Bon Jovi 2006 tour.

Jun 12th, 2006
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MiSTRIP, a slim, high-pixel-density LED strip from Barco, is having its debut on the current Bon Jovi world concert tour.

Barco says that the MiSTRIP is suitable for a wide variety of applications, from large free-form video displays (such as those on the Bon Jovi tour) with any size, shape or form, to architectural visual design.

The strips contain RGB SMD LEDs with a pixel pitch of 13 mm, and a point brightness of 6100 nit. The overall screen brightness depends on the strip spacing. The strips are IP65-rated, so are suitable for exterior use, and operate from -35 °C to +45 °C. The built in mounting track and smart cabling solutions make installation of even very large systems fast and easy.

For the Bon Jovi tour, MiSTRIP is being used to create an enormous 42-meters-wide, three-dimensional scenic stage backdrop designed by Artfag LLC.

In total, the LEDs cover a staggering 384 square meters. A total of 1490 MiSTRIPs are used, which, if laid end to end, would cover a distance of more than 2.2km.

The first MiSTRIP's were sold by Barco to its rental partner XL Video, the video equipment supplier for the tour.

John Wiseman, president of XL Video’s American Touring Division comments “When we received the renderings for Bon Jovi’s Mesh City, we knew the solution would involve Innovative Designs. I had heard that Innovative Designs and Barco were looking to develop a new high brightness LED Strip. We just knew that this would be the perfect combination of a spectacular and reliable video source we needed on short notice to deliver for our clients Artfag LLC."

Stephan Paridaen, president of Barco’s Media and Entertainment division stated, “The MiSTRIP is symbolic of Barco’s ability to see a need and meet and exceed that with innovative technological advancement”, he continued, “it has been a pleasure to work on this latest extension of our creative light solutions and we are especially excited to see it in action on tour with Bon Jovi”.

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